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Virginia’s Electric Cooperatives Proposed Amendments to Virginia State Corporation Commission Streamlined Rate Case Rules for Electric Cooperatives -- May 12, 2020
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative, working together through the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives, has applied to the Virginia State Corporation Commission to amend the Streamlined Rate Case Rules for Electric Cooperatives, a set of administrative rules for setting electric rates.
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NOVEC and its co-op association offer scholarships    -   January 12, 2022
MANASSAS, Va. – Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives are offering college, vocational, and trade school scholarships to public, private, and home-schooled high school seniors whose families receive electricity from electric cooperatives....
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NOVEC has restored service to almost every customer after two snow events    -   January 07, 2022
MANASSAS, Va. – Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative has restored power service to almost all of the 19,000 customers who lost power during two snowstorms in the first week of 2022. NOVEC estimates it will restore service to every affected customer on Friday. At 3 p.m. on Friday, 12 customers were waiting for power service restoration....
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NOVEC crews work non-stop to restore power service service    -   January 05, 2022
MANASSAS, Va. – Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative crews have worked non-stop to restore power service to almost 19,000 customers since Winter Storm Frida arrived on Monday, Jan. 3. NOVEC’s crews -- as well as crews from other states and additional contract crews -- are working to restore service to approximately 1,500 customers on Wednesday afternoon. The Co-op estimates most of these customers will have power service restored by Thursday, but it could take until Friday for some....
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NOVEC crews restore power after Winter Storm Frida    -   January 04, 2022
MANASSAS, Va. — Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative crews and contractors are working as safely and quickly as possible to restore service to customers who lost power during Winter Storm Frida on Monday, Jan. 4....
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NOVEC will mulch cut Christmas trees and greens to reduce landfill waste    -   December 06, 2021
MANASSAS, Va. – Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative will accept post-holiday cut Christmas trees and greens at its technical center at 5399 Wellington Branch Road in Gainesville, near I-66 and Route 29. Consumers should leave greens in the parking lot area designated by orange safety cones from Dec. 26, 2021 to Jan. 9, 2022....
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NOVEC customers will receive $6.2 M in CashBack in December    -   December 02, 2021
MANASSAS, Va. ― Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) will return more than $6.2 million in CashBack to current and former Co-op customers in December. Current customers will see a credit on their bills. Former customers will receive checks if their individual amount is at least $5....
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NOVEC's Tricks and Treats for Saving Energy    -   October 29, 2021
MANASSAS, Va. – Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative has energy-saving tricks for homeowners to treat themselves to this Halloween. Follow these tips to help keep away frighteningly high energy costs....
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NOVEC employees assist charities on Day of Caring    -   August 31, 2021
MANASSAS, Va. – About 40 Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative employees spent a day assisting two charitable organizations in August. The employees, including members of the Co-op’s group of volunteers, NOVEC HELPS, spent a day assisting the House of Mercy Thrift Store and Food Pantry in Manassas and the Western Fairfax Christian Ministries food pantry in Chantilly. Co-op employees assisted with a wide range of tasks at both locations....
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NOVEC recommends Virginia’s Sales Tax Holiday for energy-saving and storm-preparation products    -   July 28, 2021
MANASSAS, Va. – Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative urges consumers to take advantage of Virginia’s sales tax holiday from Friday, Aug. 6, through Sunday, Aug. 8, to purchase ENERGY STAR® certified appliances and tools, as well as products used for hurricanes and other storms. Northern Virginians will save the commonwealth’s 6% sales tax....
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Don’t let a heat wave make utility bills boil over    -   June 30, 2021
MANASSAS, Va. – Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative offers 10 ways to lower home cooling costs during the heat of summer....
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NOVEC and electric cooperative association award scholarships to area students    -   May 12, 2021
MANASSAS, Va. — Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) awarded college and higher education scholarships to 12 Northern Virginia high school seniors in May....
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NOVEC offers Earth Day tips for living ‘green’    -   April 14, 2021
MANASSAS, Va. – In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative offers ways to save energy and money by living green....
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NOVEC calls for elementary students’ art for contest    -   April 01, 2021
MANASSAS, Va. — Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) invites students in kindergarten through fifth grade to enter art in Cooperative Living magazine’s 19th annual Youth Art Contest. Entries are due May 3. Art should reflect the theme, “How My Pet Makes Life Better.”...
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NOVEC donations help families during COVID-19    -   March 23, 2021
MANASSAS, Va. -- Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and its employee-led nonprofit organization, NOVEC Hands Engaged in Local Public Service (NOVEC HELPS), donated $6,000 recently to six area shelters that help victims of domestic abuse and $1,000 to the House of Mercy in Manassas to help provide diapers for more than 300 low-income families....
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NOVEC and co-op association offer higher-education scholarships    -   January 06, 2021
MANASSAS, Va. – Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives are offering higher-education scholarships to public, private, and home-schooled high school seniors whose families receive electricity from electric cooperatives....
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NOVEC recycles used Christmas trees to reduce landfill waste    -   December 09, 2020
MANASSAS, Va. – Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative will accept used cut Christmas trees, garland, as well as the holly and ivy sprigs that decked the halls, at its technical center at 5399 Wellington Branch Road in Gainesville, near I-66 and Route 29. Consumers should leave greens -- free of all decorations, ornament hooks, wire, and light strings -- in the parking lot area designated by orange safety cones from Dec. 26, 2020 to Jan. 10, 2021....
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NOVEC supports area food banks and provides help for heat as winter approaches    -   December 02, 2020
MANASSAS, Va. -- Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and its employee-led nonprofit organization, NOVEC Hands Engaged in Local Public Service (HELPS), are giving $30,000 to area food banks and other nonprofits to provide extra support during the holidays. In addition, NOVEC’s Operation Round Up (ORU) program provided $111,700 to local social service agencies in 2020 for emergency energy assistance....
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NOVEC’s 13 energy-saving tricks and treats for Halloween    -   November 10, 2020
MANASSAS, Va. – Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative urges homeowners to treat their homes with money- and energy-saving tricks for Halloween before cold weather haunts a house with scary energy bills for months....
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Centreville resident Ted Moriak receives Unsung Virginian Award from electric co-op association    -   September 17, 2020
MANASSAS -- The Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) and Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) presented Centreville, Va., resident Ted Moriak with the association’s Unsung Virginian Award at a ceremony in Centreville on Sept. 11, 2020. The NOVEC member and director emeritus for The Brain Foundation won the award for his work acquiring safe and affordable housing for people afflicted with brain diseases....
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All Points Broadband and Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative announce partnership to extend fiber-to-the-home broadband in Northern Loudoun County    -   August 11, 2020
Leesburg, Va. –All Points Broadband and Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) have reached an agreement that will support All Points’ efforts to extend fiber-to-the-home broadband service to more than 1,000 homes in northern Loudoun County....
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